Tan Leather

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    28 Apr 2024
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    28 Apr 2024
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I have really enjoyed painting with this lighter leather recipe recently. Here, I detail two slightly different ways of painting it, depending upon your style or level of dedication. I think both look pretty great, personally.

  1. Basecoat with XV-88 .
  2. Glaze/recess shade with Doombull Brown .
  3. Shade recesses again, this time with fine lines of 1:1 Doombull Brown and Rhinox Hide .
  4. Add chunky, scratchy highlights of 1:1 XV-88 and Ushabti Bone to edges and curves.
  5. Apply fine highlights of Ushabti Bone .
  6. Selectively highlight with Wraithbone .

I used the above method for the leather skirts of the Drukhari Mandrakes pictured. If you have a lot of leather, very detailed leather or are just feeling lazy, consider a wash of Agrax Earthshade .

If you replace the more in depth Doombull Brown and Rhinox Hide shading with a simple wash, the leather will end up a little darker and loose you some control. Much of this, however, is regained during highlighting. I used this exact method for this Ork Kommando backpack, and am very happy with it.

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Citadel Painting System 6
Base 3
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Wraithbone
  • XV-88
Shade 1
  • Agrax Earthshade
Layer 2
  • Doombull Brown
  • Ushabti Bone
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